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July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The link between cigarette smoking and lung disease is well known, but many people are unaware about the dramatic impact on the heart and...
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Food on table.
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April 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is well known that what we eat can contribute to our development of health conditions that can impact our lives greatly. A new study has taken a look at...
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Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fewer heart attacks are occurring in the U.S., but there is a surprising new statistic. According to the American College of Cardiology, a growing number...
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Dreamstime
February 25, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Women who have had a heart attack or a stroke before the age of 35 have almost double the risk of going into menopause early. The research was performed in...
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The risks were highest for women with no history of heart disease or diabetes and women who were obese or African-American.
CNN
February 14, 2019 - 9:52 am
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart...
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Lynne Adkins
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A study of thousands of patients in North Jersey has some startling findings on blood pressure. Extremely high blood pressure where numbers register 200 over 120 or higher is extremely dangerous and affects African-American patients more often than others, according to...
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Cigarettes
January 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What do cardiologists believe is the greatest risk for heart disease? It's quite simple. Cigarette smoking can lead to clogged blood vessels, and when the blood...
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Dreamstime
January 03, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sudden cardiac arrest is not as sudden as you would think. More than 50 percent of the patients who get sudden cardiac arrest have at least some warning signs in the...
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Dreamstime
December 27, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You probably have not heard of trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO — I know i haven’t heard of it. TMAO is a byproduct of red meat digestion and linked with increased...
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CPR has changed over the years, and instructors are teaching "hands only" CPR to encourage more intervention from Good Samaritans.
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Mike Dougherty
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- CPR has changed over the years, and instructors are teaching "hands only" CPR to encourage more intervention from Good Samaritans. Free classes were held earlier this week at SEPTA's Jefferson Station. Spotting the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack...
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